Monday, May 18, 2009

Up to the Welford arm

Al would just like to say to everyone who commented yesterday, a big Thank You for your kind wishes :-) She had a lovely day with loads of cards and a nice meal at lunchtime.

Len & Terry left us yesterday after helping us through the Foxton flight. It was lovely to see them again, and here's to the next time.

We pulled the pins this morning after doing a bit of tidying and made our way on to the Welford Arm. This part of the canal has really changed from when we did it in the winter months. The trees were just sticks and now they are all big canopies which line the canal like a big tunnel. BW were doing a good job of dredging this part of the canal as this part was quite shallow in the winter, but now it seems all OK. We got to Husband Bosworth tunnel and met just one boat with no problems. It then bucketed down with rain and we got drowned, thank god for wet weather gear. We then got to North Kilworth marina and had a pumpout and filled with water. It was busy around here and we had difficulty mooring as they had boats going to the Crick Show. The water point was very slow and it took us about a hour and a half to get going again. We needed gas but we couldn't get the bottle over the other boats, so that will have to wait.We then got to our mooring point at the Welford arm and met up with Pat & Keith on n.b Thema. After chatting we were invited back for a meal on board, so it was back to Derwent6 for a quick shower, and then back on Thema for 7.00pm .

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Thanks so much for a great time again!!!!Look forward to seeing you at the end of the month.All our love Dad &n Terryxxxxxx